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    Questions Related to Blisters and Bone for Anatomy Students

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    1) Two common blisters of the integument are watery blisters, filled with a clean fluid, and blood blisters, filled with blood. Based on your knowledge of the blood supply to the integument, describe what layer might be damaged in the these two blisters

    2) Synthetic bone material know as hydroxyapatite is frequently molded into the shape of the bone. This procedure is done to replace diseased, damaged, or surgically removed bone. Cells in the body remodel the synthetic material and produce new bone. What bone cells do you predict to be involved in this remodeling in this remodeling, and what role do these cells have?

    3) Describe the nature of decalcified bone. What was removed in the process of decalcification, and what impact did this have on the bone structure?

    4) Frequently, the clavicle is broken when the arms are extended to brace a fall. explain how hitting the ground with your hand can fracture the clavicle?

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    1) Skin is separated into three layers; the epidermis, dermis and subdermis. (Note that 'epi' means above while 'sub' means below; therefore the name epidermis refers to the layer above the dermis, while subdermis refers to the layer below the dermis). Histologically, blood vessels course within the dermis, and therefore rupture of a vessel in the dermis can lead to the formation of a blood blister. On the other hand, when your skin is damages by constant friction or heat, a clear fluid will collect between the epidermis and dermis. This fluid functions to protect the underlying tissues (dermis and subdermis). See the ...

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    This solution, composed of nearly 400 words, provides guidance related to four specific anatomy questions. The explanations will help foster understanding of blisters, bone histology, synthetic bone and so on.